Provincial officials hope it’s third time lucky with Stickle Road.
An open house on the latest proposal for the Stickle Road/Highway 97 intersection will be held May 26 after two previous plans were shot down by residents and businesses.
“It’s a good compromise,” said MLA Eric Foster of extending the Stickle Road frontage road to 20th Street in Vernon.
“I’m hopeful people will be in favour of it.”
Many residents and businesses have demanded a traffic light at the highway and Stickle Road as a way of ensuring safe movement of residents and large commercial trucks.
And the North Okanagan Naturalists Club claims a 20th Street extension will disrupt wetland in the area.
Foster insists a lot of work has been put into the latest proposal.
“The engineering people at the city and the Ministry of Transportation have come up with a solution that takes care of the safety issues and the business concerns. They want to get it right,” he said.
The fact that a third plan is being put forward means the public is being listened to, says Foster.
“The process works. The whole idea of the open houses is to hear what people had to say.”
The May 26 open house runs from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Prestige Hotel.